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Pink Up - April Newsletter

(Source: Ashely Smith) (Source: Ashely Smith)

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self breast exam.

Turning 40 is a milestone, and for women it is also time to schedule that important mammogram.

However, Malden, Mo resident, Ashley Smith is a living example that breast cancer can strike at any age.

She was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at the age of 23.

It wasn't a battle she was prepared for, but she won and now gets to spend every day with her three children.

Nichole Cartmell has this month's Pink Up story on The Breakfast Show and Heartland News at 10 today.

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